UMES' furious ninth inning rally fell just short in an 10-8 loss to Saint Peter's
2017 (Junior): Was forced to sit out the season due to injury.
2016 (Sophomore): Competed in 43 games (40 starts) ... was the team's leader in RBI's with 29 and hit by pitches with 10 ... batted .250 with 10 extra base hits (eight doubles and two home runs) over course of the season ... began season with a five game streak, batting .450 with 10 RBIs ... punched three runs home in two of those games plus a third contest against Norfolk State ... threw out 15 runners attempting to steal.
2015 (Dean College): played 19 games at catcher .. hit .370 with a homerun, 14 RBIs, a seven stolen bases.
High School/Club: competed in baseball and indoor track at Worcester Academy ... was a three year Boston City All Star ... had the highest team average two years in a row ... competed for the New England Ruffnecks and Boston Astros in club.
Personal: born August 6, 1994 in Boston ... son of Modesto Valdez and Jocelyn Jimenez ... has a sister, Alexandra and a brother, Jeffrey ... business major at Maryland Eastern Shore ... pre game routine includes jogging around the field and listening to music ... best personal sports moment was traveling to Japan in 2009 ... parents are his biggest influence because they showed him anything is possible through hard work ... best non-athletic accomplishment is graduating with my associates ... wants to work in the business field upon graduation ... favorite saying is "Through God and hardwork, everything is possible" ... wants to be a First Team All-MEAC player at Maryland Eastern Shore.